Always ready to give a little help to his friends, Springsteen appears on the new album by Joe Grushecky (on 4 tracks, including a tremendous duet on the opening track: «Code of Silence», which both co-wrote), plus Sam Moore‘s «Overnight Sensational» (singing a full verse on «Better to Have and Not Need») and the forthcoming Jerry Lee Lewis album «Last Man Standing» where both sing together Bruce’s own «Pink Cadillac».
But there’s more. Bruce has contributed vocals to a song for Jesse Malin‘s upcoming third album (titled «Glitter in the Gutter»). Jesse’s album is due out Spring 2007.
In a recent interview, actor Gary Busey confirms he’s working on a Buddy Holly tribute album that will include Springsteen’s version of «Rave On», the very same song they performed together onstage at the Spectrum in Philadelphia in August of 1978, when Bruce invited Busey onstage for a couple of nights. They had previously joined forced at a club show in L.A. in July ’78, when Bruce was the guest at the Old Dog Band show in a small club outside L.A.